241-070 and 241-040 No longer made
The obsolete Hermle-clock-movements 241-070 and 241-040 are no longer available. These two weight, chain driven units were very popular in the clock world but unfortunately they are now obsolete.
What to do?
We can restore the clock movement. However this is expensive and would still be left with an old movement. It will cost around $500 and we will clean oil bush and polish the pivots. Test it and ship it back in about a month or two. This would be the best way to get the clock running if there was no alternative.
The best alternative
There is a clock movement in the 241 series that can be adapted to fit. The closest equivalent to that movement would be the Hermle 241-080. The only difference with this unit compared to the old unit is it will come with a bell on the top. This is instead of having a coil gong (or bells) on the back side of the movement. So remove the coil gong from the clock case because it no longer need it. This new 241-080 Hermle clock movement will come with chains, hand nut, leader, and suspension spring.
The new unit also comes with a bell on top included and installed, so now the clock will have a bell strike clock instead of a gong strike clock. The clock weights and pendulum and clock hands will all the same as it was and these parts will work on the clock.
The bell strike sounds nice, it is more popular compared to the coil gong.
It is still best to get the new Clock movement 241-070 and 241-040 instead of chasing the old one. To have the old one overhauled instead would cost 2-3 times the price of the new one, and would still not last 25-30 years like the new one would. Get a brand new unit instead of a shined up old unit for a fraction of the price. Comes with instructions and support from a family with 100 years of clock making and clock repairing.
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